Guest Artists

BMC is grateful to the many professional artists who have supported the Club and our aspiring student musicians.  In addition to introducing different musical genres to our members, our guest artists also challenge and broaden our knowledge of art and what that can mean to each of us.

 

2018-2019 Peek at Upcoming Guests

For more information about our upcoming guest artists please click here.

 

2018 -2019 Season Guest Performers

 

November 12, 2018

 
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The International Cafe De Musica

Ron Sfarzo, keyboardist/accordianist and Hugo Wainzinger, guitarist presenting a program with at taste of European charm … (see program and bios here)

 

December 10, 2018

 
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Marnie Breckenridge

A Holiday Program

American soprano Marnie Breckenridge captivated the BMC audience with her exquisite voice and charming personality, serenading us with a selection of holiday favorites. Ms. Breckenridge has sung with the San Francisco Opera, the English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and the list goes on … For a more complete biography of Ms Breckenridge, please click here.

 

January 14, 2019

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Kimberly Olivier and Joshua Jack Price

A Ballet Demonstration and Performance

Once again, BMC members were honored with a ballet demonstration by San Francisco Ballet Corps de Ballet member, Kimberly Olivier. This time, Kimberly brought her colleague, Joshua Price, an apprentice with the San Francisco Ballet, to help expand our understanding of the art, skill, rigors and performance of ballet. For further information about Kimberly and Joshua, please click here.

 

February 11, 2019

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Aurio Trio - Karen Hutchinson, Rufus Olivier, Jr. & Zachariah Spellman

With a special Beatles Medley arrangement by Don Howe

A Valentine’s Day Serenade

For program details click here.

 

March 11, 2019

BMC members were treated to a special performance and lecture about the origins of the bagpipes by guest Lynne Miller.

Note the 100 year old Sgian Dubh Scottish Dirk Knife Dagger in Lynne’s sock.

Note the 100 year old Sgian Dubh Scottish Dirk Knife Dagger in Lynne’s sock.

 
 
 

Mr. Miller is the owner of The House of Bagpipes and teaches at The Piedmont Adult School … more

2017 - 2018 Season Guest Performers

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November 2017

Rufus Oliver accompanied by Karen Hurchinson, Artistic Director BMC

Rufus Oliver accompanied by Karen Hurchinson, Artistic Director BMC

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Rufus Olivier

Our first guest artist of the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Olivier did not disappoint!

For information on his wonderful performance, click here.

 

December 2017

Edie Delegans Voice Studio

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BMC Members enjoyed a Holiday performance by students from the Edie Delegans Voice Studio.

 
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January 2018

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The Topaz Quartet

In January 2018, BMC welcomed the student-formed Topaz Quartet as its guest artists. Members of the Quartet (L-R) Chelsea Park (founder), Seyon Kim, Young Jin Lee, and Hyewon Ahn.

For more information on the Quartet performance and on the background of each member, click here.

 

February 2018

Valentine's Day Jazz with Larry Dunlap and Bobbe Norris

Romance was in the air as the husband and wife duo of Larry Dunlap and Bobbe Norris serenaded us with songs of love. For more info on Larry Dunlap and his fellow musicians click here.

 

March 2018

A very special ballet performance and demonstration were enjoyed by the BMC members when Kimberly Marie Olivier spent an afternoon away from the San Francisco Ballet to grace our stage. Her talent and charm were so appreciated. For Ms. Olivier's bio click here

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April 2018

Dr. Angela Kraft Cross  

The BMC members were treated to an organ recital by Dr. Cross performing at the beautiful Congregational Church in San Mateo. For a short bio on Dr. Cross and her performance program click here.

 

May 2018

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Clairdee and Ken French

The wife and husband team of Clairdee and Ken French closed out the BMC season again. We never tire of listening to the soulful interpretations by this amazing song stylist and her favorite accompanist. We are so grateful to Clairdee and Mr. French for being such great supporters of BMC.

For more information on Clairdee and Mr. French click here.